Creating An Amazing Playroom: 5 Essentials
The playroom is not only the space in the house where you can cut loose and indulge your sense of fun but also a play space for your children to spark and develop their little imaginations.
There are a few aspects to think about when planning your children’s room. First, find ways to create a flexible space that satisfies everyone’s needs and requirements. Next, plan for the future as decorating a playroom for a toddler is obviously totally different to creating a chill-out zone for teens. Finally, give the playroom an identity with personalized style.
Add a bold color to the walls, frame favorite paintings that your kids have created themselves. Choose frames with clear plastic, rather than glass, so they can help mount their pieces. If a painting is too large for a frame try cutting it up into sections, framing each and then hanging the frames together on a wall to re-create it. A simple coat of blackboard paint on a wall or cupboard door can create a blank canvas for kids to doodle pictures, write messages or even do some maths. Here are 5 items that will change the look of your playroom:
Add a tent or a loft bed
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Kids love tents and not necessarily when you all go camping. They just love to have a space that they can crawl up into and where they can feel alone. I remember when I was little that I used to make a tent out of a coffee table and a blanket. I would go inside and play with my toys or just sit there knowing that nobody else can see me. So what we’re trying to say is that tents are very fun for kids and they would definitely love to have one in their playroom.
Tiny Land’s teepee tents are made of 100% natural, non-toxic, unpainted cotton canvas. The tent poles are made of sturdy pine wood and are free of chemical odors and harmful substances.
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Add a blackboard wall or door.
Let’s face it, occasional scribbles on your freshly painted white walls can sometimes be an inevitable part of having small children in the house. So think how pleased they will be when they are actually allowed to do it! A blackboard wall or door is not only a fun playroom addition, but the block of strong color also looks striking against a white background. If messy chalk dust isn’t your thing, try whiteboard paint, which has the same function but is a wipeable surface for washable markers.
If you don’t want to use time-consuming chalkboard paint, a chalkboard wall decal will be an easy solution. It only takes you about 20 minutes to create your own chalkboard wall and You’ll receive more than a few compliments on the how it looks.
It’s easy to apply. Peel off the backing paper and stick the decals where they are needed. Make sure you go slow and keep air bubbles out.
It’s a nice alternative to the chalkboard and easy to cover on any flat surface. Example of its use:
-At your toddler’s birthday party to let kids color on a full wall of the chalkboard.
-On your pantry door to make a grocery list.
-On your refrigerator to write all the notes for the family, etc.
Playful Playroom Storage
Finding quality storage for a kid’s room can be a challenge, but it’s never too early to start good organizational habits in your children. Kid’s room storage must be sturdy and functional, but also good looking and easy for little hands to use.
Certain ages need less storage than others, but you can never have too much of a good thing. Choose classic styles in durable materials that will adapt to your ever-growing family.
When shopping for playroom storage solutions, remember the keep-it-simple rule. Too many colors, buckets, and bins are overwhelming for everyone, and it also makes it harder to keep everything organized.
Kid’s Storage Tips & Ideas
- Inexpensive and adorable kid storage solutions abound, but this is the one area you shouldn’t go super cheap. Look for classic designs and good quality that will still work into the teenage years.
- Soft bins tend to work better than buckets or baskets, and won’t cause injury. Just make sure the baskets are stable enough to hold their shape when full.
- Play it safe. All shelves, dressers and other furniture should be attached to the wall with safety brackets.
- Maximize storage by choosing furniture that does double-duty. Along with headboards, choose seating such as ottomans or benches with hidden storage.
- Backs of doors and sides of bookcases are excellent spots for additional storage. Hook or knobs make great places for bins or other items to hang. Hanging wall pockets also work well in this small space.
- Curtains are inexpensive to purchase or make and can be used to create “walls” or hide cluttered shelving or storage areas.
Something for the Grown-Ups
A large neutral sofa provides a comfortable spot for adults and children. Throw pillows are inexpensive to make or purchase and can be exchanged as your child’s (and your) tastes grow.
Under sofa storage is a great place to stash small toys or out-of-season clothing.